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Synchro Continues Strong Showing at U.S. Nationals
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 04/13/2012

April 13, 2012

MESA, Ariz. - The Stanford synchronized swimming team continued to post high marks on day two of the 2012 U.S. National Championships, held in Mesa, Ariz.

In the technical duet, juniors Madison Crocker and Jessica Guenther finished second with an 82.530 and sits in second overall with a 167.310 combined score. The pair trails the University of Incarnate Word's Sake Fujise and Inga Gillyer (168.780) who placed first in the technical competition with an 84.280.

Stanford seniors Alex Bollaidlaw and Koko Urata turned in an 82.320 in the technical duet and are fourth overall with a 161.820 combined score.

In the solo technical swim, Crocker tallied an 80.100 and sits in fourth place overall with a 163.680 combined score. UIW's Fujise is first (170.490), while Gillyer is second (170.210) and Rosilyn Tegart is third with a 166.550.

Stanford will wrap-up the U.S. Nationals on Saturday, Apr. 14 with the finals in the solo and duet competitions.

Senior Koko Urata's blog

This morning we finished knoxing our hair before the sun was even up. They say it's the Valley of the Sun, but we found a time that it did not exist. We got to the pool and got right in. After a solid warm up with little neck twinges, we were ready.

Madison performed a beautiful tech solo to show off her long legs. Our two duets performed back-to-back with solid technical elements. We ended the morning with some more practice in the pool before heading back to the hotel to rest up for finals tomorrow!

It has gone by so fast, I can't believe we only have one more day left. I'm excited for my final swim tomorrow with Alie. It will be the last swim of our synchro careers of over 13 years. We are proud to end it as Cardinal!



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